Dr Steven Dubenec is an endovascular and vascular surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive vascular interventions. His undergraduate qualifications were completed at the University of New South Wales where he was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Science (MBBS Bsc(Med)).
Dr Dubenec’s postgraduate interests in surgery began whilst working as a resident and senior resident at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His extensive surgical training commenced at Prince of Wales Hospital where after several years of training and after working in a Vascular Surgery unit he found a passionate interest in Vascular Surgery. In 1999 he was awarded the TOW Research Prize in the clinical division and in 2000 was co-author of the best Scientific Poster awarded at the 33rd Annual Scientific Congress of The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
After several years of training as a Vascular Surgery Registrar at hospitals including the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Concord Hospital, he was awarded his FRACS in Vascular Surgery by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Post Fellowship training concentrated on minimally invasive endovascular interventions such as infra-inguinal arterial stenting, recanalization of occluded vessels and more complicated fenestrated and branched aortic stent grafting for the treatment of arterial aneurysms.
Dr Dubenec began working as a VMO at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2005 and since 2011 has been the Head of Department of Vascular Surgery. His research interests have continued with multiple journal publications and also International, National and Local Presentations of his research and clinical interests. He is a lecturer for the University of Sydney Masters of Surgery Degree and has been principle investigator for Royal Prince Alfred’s involvement in international trials such as the CASPAR trial, COBEST Trial and ENGAGE registries. Currently, Dr Dubenec is the National Principle Investigator for Australia and New Zealand for the GREAT registry. Dr Dubenec has also been the Department Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Services at the Mater Hopsital.
Other Hospitals where Dr Dubenec works are The Mater Hospital, Crows Nest, Macquarie University Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital.
Dr Dubenec has a strong focus on improving vascular surgery outcomes through minimally invasive procedures and continues to be involved in the evolution and advancement of Vascular Surgery by participating in committees such as the Conjoint Committee of Peripheral Endovascular Therapy, ongoing research and teaching.
Vascular Surgery involves both open surgery and endovascular (or minimally invasive) interventions. Hybrid Vascular surgery (combination of endovascular and open surgery) is also very common as it utilizes the best techniques from both areas. This is a particular interest of Dr Dubenec’s as it is an evolving area in vascular surgery, having improved vascular surgery outcomes. These types of procedures are able to be performed at the hospitals where Dr Dubenec is accredited.
Dr Dubenec's areas of special interest include:
• Minimally invasive endovascular peripheral stenting and recanalization of arteries for occlusive disease (lower limb, carotid, renal and mesenteric arteries).
• Endoluminal Stent grafts, including fenestrated and branched, for the treatment of aortic aneurysmal disease.
• Early intervention for ileo-femoral venous thrombosis and lysis treatment.
• Varicose vein surgery, both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques.